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before. remember, we had big jobless claims reports for a few weeks in a row because of hurricane sandy, superstorm sandy. it looks like those are coming down again. the big jobs report will be tomorrow, which will give us the real gauge of what's happen iin here. they expect only 77,000 jobs added. and the unemployment rate, they think, will tick back up to 8%. 77,000. why? because of superstorm sandy. you didn't have hiring, people getting jobs in the northeast because during that time the last month or so. >> jack welch right now, they went up after the election. >> those chicago people. >>> all morning we've been following major developments in both syria, in egypt and syria there are new fears that they could unleash nerve gas on some of the rebels. that's a report from nbc news, that syria is loading the component chemicals. cnn has not confirmed that report yet. egypt, protoasters have started to gather outside the presidential palace in cairo. lots of anger building after the new president gave himself extra powers. the protests were very violent last night. the clashes killed a
the political spotlight was on him during hurricane sandy. of course we're talking about governor cuomo. the second governor cuomo. >> no shortage of elected officials who will run away from common sense on guns or global warming. we're patting the mayor and the governor on the back for taking these things on directly, saying we have a big problem in this country, too many crazy people, too many guns, and governor cuomo is saying yes, global warming is real. we took a big hit from it here in october with hurricane sandy, but it's also interesting in what it says, i talked about bloomberg wanting to have a national profile. andrew cuomo has a very promising future in national politics and for him to be out front when he's on the national stage talking about this is an indication of where he might be going. >> he's a very experienced political strategist. i was in albany as a local reporter covering the capital when his father was governor, so does the fact that he has supported this so vocally, it's sort of one of the issues where he really has been out front, say something to you about
hurricane sandy, the governors of new york and new jersey are asking for $80 billion in federal aid. many homeowners thought they were already covered by federal flood insurance but as michelle miller reports this morning they are getting an unwelcomed surprise. >> reporter: roman and mariana's staten island home was flooded by 11 feet of water when sandy struck. >> how high did the water come in? >> it went through the ceiling on to the first floor. >> reporter: they had flood insurance through fema. that's common for people who live in flood zones. they thought the inspector from fema would give them a check to repair $100,000 in damages. >> first floor where you're standing right now is definitely not covered by the flood policy. >> why? >> this neighborhood is considered to be in the flood zone. >> reporter: under fema's flood insurance program the first floor of a house should be used for parking or storage only. furnaces and water heaters are covered but finished walls, floors and furniture are not. that caught them and other homeowners we met by surprise. >> this is the sole reason
will be getting together for this huge sandy relief concert. this will be massive and will be broadcast to over 2 billion homes worldwide, making it the most widely distributed music event in history. the lineup just as huge -- bon jovi, kanye west, paul mccartney, bruce springsteen, many, many more. it's going to be pretty incredible. >>> so, in absolutely shocking news -- i know you'll be floored about this one, dylan -- a reality series is being sued for staging events, allegedly, in the show. ame's "storage wars" is accused of planting valuable and unusual items on the show. a former cast member says he was fired after complaining about the deceptive practice. don't you love how we don't have bill interrupting me the entire time? dylan's so quiet over there. >> i didn't know i could! >> now you'll be doing it all the time. >> all the time. >>> the 2013 rock and roll hall of fame inductees have been announced, and some highlights are donna summer, heart, public enemy, rush and randy newman. quite the diverse group there. >>> finally, the year-end list and recaps keep coming, so twitter has rel
spiking across the country tonight in the wake of the sandy hook tragedy. many bay area dealers telling us they can barely keep assault rifles on the shelves. people are buying them up. one of their best sellers, the ar-15 semiautomatic rifle, the same gun the sandy hook killer used. >> we've got a ton of new buyers, people that have never bought them before coming in to get one, because it may be their last chance to get one. >> federal background checks hit an all-time high last month, following president obama's reelection. >>> then there's the effort to get guns off the streets. it's going well in oakland so far. all week long, gun owners have been trading in their fire power for cash. the buyback has netted hundreds of weapons. >>> washington also got to work today on gun control. vice president joe biden convened the task force that will review the nation's gun laws and recommend changes. the president wants concrete proposals in hand by next month. the team will also look at mental health issues, school readiness, even violent video games. sharon chin shows us one bay area group is
in newtown and a full week since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school, and today the country will stop to remember. at 9:30 this morning, people here in newtown will stop what they're doing and observe a moment of silence to mark the one-week point since a shooter killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school. but then the church bells will ring again, signifying another funeral for another child. pablo carmona attended the funeral of his friend and fellow boy scout benjamin wheeler. >> i don't really know why he had to die. but it's very sad. >> reporter: catherine hubbard liked to ride horses and allison wyatt wanted to become an artist. >> my husband asked last night he says has this rocked your faith in god, and i said absolutely not, but it's done a few things about my faith in human beings. >> reporter: the outpouring of love for the families of victims has sparked something new in newtown. something emilie's family found out when they took her body home in ogden, utah. >> a lot of you don't know who she is. a lot of you never met her. >> reporter: robby parker, the father of
killed at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. as the debate over how to prevent tragedies like what happened in newtown connecticut continues. the national rifle association made it clear that they will not back gun laws. for more on the story we go now to elizabeth corridan. >> reporter: the sunday morning talk shows hosted heated debates over gun control. >> "the fact that something is misused, whether it's a baseball bat or the mass killing in a chinese school with an axe and a knife, doesn't mean that you ban baseball bats, axes and knives or guns." >> "but it's obviously also true that the easy availability of guns including military style assault weapons is a contributing factor, and you can't keep that off the table." >> reporter: politicians and activists went toe-to-toe on solutions that could prevent a tragedy like the shooting at sandy hook elementary. the n-r-a c-e-o is not budging from the stance he took on friday, arguing for armed guards in schools. >> "if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call m
. . >>> welcome back, 655, it has been more than a week since the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school, but people are still demanding more regulations on guns. >> what happened to those children was the tipping point for me. >> hundreds gathered on the brooklyn bridge to honor lives lost and they are sending a message to capitol hill. n ra is standing by its message that taking away guns is not the answer. >> i don't understand why you can't just for a minute imagine when that horrible monster tried to shoot his way in to sandy hook elementary school, that if a good guy with a gun might have been there, they might have been able to stop him. >> putting armed men on campuses could help keep kids safe from a possible intruder. >>> they are calling for action to prevent gun violence. >> actor and activists danny glover and reverend wright were guests of honor and many people who attended the service say there has been too much violence in the past year. >> my heart goes out to the family and those parents who lost their children and i just want to see those kids protected right now in th
. >>> we get a critical snapshot of the economy this morning. when we'll learn if hurricane sandy also devastated the nation's job market. >>> incredible crash. a jewelry store gets a drive-through. an employee inches from a very different outcome. >>> and 24/7? is round-the-clock shopping the next trend in holiday retailing? one megadepartment store is betting on it. >>> good friday morning, everyone. we do begin with breaking news out of japan right now. a strong earthquake hit the northeastern part of the country this morning. and it has triggered a tsunami warning. >> the quake measured a 7.3. it was centered in the pacific ocean. it was strong enough to cause buildings to sway in tokyo for several minutes. abc's akiko fujita is in tokyo with the very latest by phone. high, akiko. >> reporter: you're right. this quake hit about 5:18 p.m. local time. this is the largest quake we have felt in tokyo this year. to give you an idea of the intensity, in japan, they have a one to seven scale. this was about a five. it's a very strong quake, felt all the way out here. the big concern right
today. >>> and meantime, we've learned that sandy hook elementary students are not expected to resume classes until january at an empty school building a nearby town. there's also new information about the gunman. there are reports his mother could no longer handle him and he became upset after learning she was taking steps to have him committed to a psychiatric facility. this morning, the chief medical examiner in connecticut says he's searching for any genetic clues that could help explain his behavior. apparently, he had little contact except for his mother and he stopped speaking to his father and brother in 2010. >> thousands of people started lining up yesterday in the cold, in san francisco, just to get a free holiday meal this morning. brian flores is outside glide memorial church. you've been out there since this morning. what's going on? >> reporter: a sea of people, at least a block long. thousands of people in line. some have been here as early as yesterday afternoon to get a free meal. every year, grace memorial church does this children where any give a bag of groceries
at the polls. randi? >> thank you, tom. the nra statement came one week to the day of the sandy hook elementary shooting. across the nation a moment of silence, honoring those victims. [ bell tolls ] >> james mattioli, age 6. [ bell tolls ] >> in hartford, connecticut, a touching scene, the bell ringing for each of the victims, each little angel receiving their wings. >>> you are looking now at some live pictures of the white house and capitol hill, but the people who could get a deal done on the fiscal cliff impasse, well, they're not there. lawmakers have gone home for the holiday recess. and president obama and the first family arrived in hawaii just a short time ago. the president and lawmakers are expected to return thursday after the christmas break. before leaving washington, mr. obama and house speaker john boehner both expressed hope that a deal will actually get done. >> we can't cut our way to prosperity. we need real economic growth. many of us believe on both sides of the aisle that the fundamental reform of our tax code will help us get our economy moving faster and put more ameri
injuries. >> the people of new town, conn. are marking one week since the shooting at sandy hook elementary. some tributes are planned for later this morning to remember those who died. >> 26 christmas trees one for each victim at sandy hook elementary. 27 guardian angels representing the lives lost including the shooter's mother. marking a week since the tragedy church bells will pull on friday. >> we will be ringing it 28 times. we recognize that there are 28 lives were lost. in our face got allotments for everyone. part of the faith is about for giving. >> for some people it is too soon to forgive. for some people they need to go to that process. first of all grieving and morning. before there is room to forgiveness. >> in new town symbols of the holiday season mixed with signs of imme there is giv young women collect donations and head out coffee and food are free courtesy of anonymous donors from far away. >> it is a nice thing the people are heartwarming. >> after a week the wounds are still fresh. for many it is impossible to count 28. >> in the midst of what seems like what is unima
. after the lighting the president directed some of his remarks to the victims of hurricane sandy. >> and this holiday season is especially difficult for families who lost everything in the storm. but it's also a time for us to be grateful for the heroism and perseverance of ordinary men and women in the storm's path who have showed us that americans will always be stronger than the challenges that we face. >> well, what i liked about watching and listening today was that you didn't issue the combover alert, so your hair was blowing over to one side. >> thank heavens. it was definitely chilly, but it's been way colder other years, so that was good, but i saw baby face edmonds performing with only a scarf and a jacket and i thought i bet he hopes he only has to do one number. it was a wonderful evening and it's a beautiful tree, too. >> is it gorgeous. >> it's brand-new. -- it is gorgeous. >> it's brand-new. it was found in northwestern virginia. they put it in right before hurricane sandy. president obama made the comment that anyone can lose their job in washington, even the nati
york. >> ama: well, let's get a check on the weather with sandy patel. our weather is changing. >> let's show you an outside shot. you can see how beautiful it alongs towards the golden gate bridge here. lots of sunshine out there. a few high clouds and that's it. let's go to live doppler 7hd right now and i'll show you what it looks like from this perspective. skies are clear. and we have no rain to speak of right now but our own radar on mt. st. helena will be tracking rain. today was warm, mild to warm, depending on where you are, and warm enough to set records. keptfield, 70 degrees, tied the previous record. 66 at the oakland airport. that actually broke its previous record by one degree. downtown oakland with 70 degrees. san jose, 67. up to 67 in half moon bay. san francisco, 66 degrees and a nice day down in upper napa area. 71 today. here are your current temperatures. still mild. 68 in oakland. 63 in san francisco. we have 66 degrees in san rafael. here are the highlights. clear and cold in the valleys tonight. sunny and mild weather on monday and rain returns tuesday night, i
. paul simon is a friend of soto's family and he sang one of her favorite songs. sandy hook survivors will return to school in january, but at a different school. crews are decorating their classrooms to look like their old school. >>> the president called on congress to work on an assault weapons ban. he plans to released new policy proposals to reduce gun violence. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we president cay steadily steadily -- does president mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> they will give the recommendation in january. >> the mourners received support from a sikh congress tbraw gages in -- congregation in fairfield. after a vigil thisy discussed issues such as guns and mental health. they also invited people of all religions to join them and further the conversation. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school shooting tragedy in newtown, connecticut. we will sign up for the breaking news alert on abc7 news.com. >>> a lawsuit has
in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre. he only served for 9 months before being discharged as a private in 2008. he left the school this morning and hasn't commented on the report. >>> 11 bay area mayors are calling on the president to enact stronger gun control laws. they asked the president to ban the guns and want a national background check system. >>> a effort to get guns off the streets and out of homes and gaining momentum in oakland. police showed off 97 guns turned in. that brings the total number turned in to 397. the man funding the program homes it goes statewide. >> from san diego, orange county, los angeles, sacramento, this is easily a statewide initiative. >> he run as medical marijuana dispensary. he says seeing the gun violence in oakland prompted him to take action. >>> worker suffered serious injuries today when a steel beam fell on him. happened this morning. officials say the employee is believed to be 19-20 years old. he was rushed to the hospital. the company has not commented on the accident. >>> pg&e is raising its rates. it is part of the fall out
. >> in washington, i am karen caifa. >> and now to connecticut were new details are emerging about sandy hooke elementary school gunmen adam lanza. for those who know him say that he was an awkward, peculiar kid who wore the same close to school every day. if they say that glance up rarely spoke once. is that he gave school presentations entirely by computer. he never said a word. >> and former high-school classmate says that lands the plague of violent video games, he always chose a military-style assault rifle as one of his weapons. lanza used an assault rifle the day of the school massacre. the details emerge one day after the nation calls for a moment of silence to remember the victims. >> in the south bay, a new gunshop is set to open today. that brings the debate of gun control to lost out as. templar sports will open its doors just one block from a playground. some residents like the idea, they said the locally owned a business will bring much-needed revenue to the community. others are against the gun shop in light of the connecticut shooting and a recent battle over gun control. templ
new england. heavy rain and strong winds pounded coastal areas already devastated by superstorm sandy. the system is now blamed for at least 16 deaths nationwide, including one in maryland. this left holiday travelers stranded from dallas to boston. more than 2,000 flights have been canceled since tuesday. many roads remain impassable. >>> you see what's happening there and you get a little nervous. but tucker you've been saying not going to be like that. >> whatever happens here will not be a major deal. sort of a repeat of monday and wednesday and the snow line setting up close to the city. worst case scenario, north and west, maybe three or 4 inches of snow. >> interesting pattern setting up where we're on the edge of these storms. >> typical of what we get around here in the winter time. typically we're kind of right on the edge. last year the edge was nowhere near the mid-atlantic. >> you were bored all winter long. >> as i mentioned a few days ago, i didn't put the snow machine into gear one time last year. once again, your friday fine. morning commute should be uneventful here,
will be asking for more help rebuilding his state after hurricane sandy devastated that area. he'll then head to new york. >>> chick peas and lettuce, that's all he's eating for breakfast. newark mayor booker is now into the third day of living on food stamps. now until december 12th he agreed to eat only what he could buy for $4 a day. this idea came from a twitter conversation he had with a woman. >>> people in the u.s. can now travel to cuba. president barack obama eased restrictions earlier this year but the tourists still can't come and go as they please. there are still restrictions on what they can see and what they can do. it's been put in place by the u.s. government. >>> the voices will be back in baltimore this weekend. we're talking about the joyous voices of the acappella caroling group. they're going to perform at the walters' art museum on sunday. it will take place in the afternoon and filled with hot cocoa and a lot of holiday goodies. the concert runs from 1:00 until 4:00 sunday afternoon. >>> this time last year u.s. military personnel were deployed to iraq and afghanistan.
seen another guy walk into sandy took with a pipe that said assault weapon on it. and that shows a need for better security in schools. >> stephanie: yeah and we have got to bring logic back into this. you have to look at the last few and say, it is a young mentally disturbed guy that was addicted to violent video games, and you have to look at the whole picture. >> yes, there are all sorts of things. i don't think somebody who is in their 20s, 30s, and 40s is going to be -- i don't think their brain chemistry is going to be changed by what movies they watch or what tv shows they watch or what games they play. perhaps that's true with seven, eight, nine, ten, 11-year-olds. all of those games and movies and tv shows are labeled, and then we have to talk about families, but that doesn't mean we have to stop talking about gun control or mental health. >> stephanie: right. we would have a harder time legally -- that has been tried many times the video games, and it falls under first amendment. >> and there are volunteer ratings on every video game sold. >> steph
do have a big disaster like sandy, we've almost always spent all the money because it was pretty easy to have a governor ask for a disaster and the president to declare it, and then the money is gone. fema primarily relied on the per capita damage indicator as the criteria rather than whether or not the local community really had the resources to deal with this on its own. there was no specific criteria in fema to decide at what point we paid various percentages up to 100% coming from the federal government, and the fema administrative costs from 1989 to 2011 had doubled. it had increased from 9% of every disaster to an average of 18% of every disaster. so g.a.o. recommended that we look -- do several things. that fema develop a methodology to more accurately assess what a jurisdiction was able to do, that we develop criteria to know when the federal government should accept all of the obligation, 100% of the adjusted cost, and that we implement new goals to track why these costs of administering disasters were going up so dramatically. so hopefully we can do that, we can look at the
teacher, her name was lauren rousseau, 30 years old. she had just been at sandy hook elementary school for six weeks. she was hired last month as the permanent substitute and it was her classroom, for whatever reason, in which the shooter chose to enter first early friday morning. according to lauren's mother, let me read you this, "lauren wanted to be a teacher since before she went to kindergarten," her mother taking some solace knowing at least her daughter fulfilled her dream in becoming a teacher. there are so many stories you anderson so many backstory, we want to honor all these lives lost and the good folks at cnn.com put up a website. you can go to cnn.com, fill in the pictures and stories. one last thing had i noticed coming into town with fresh eyes, you walk around, you mentioned you are standing at a memorial. it is one thing to walk around this town and see adults paying tribute, carrying around candles, decorating the christmas tree in the square. it takes your breath away to see 4-year-olds, 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds carrying stuffed animals barely as large as them, plac
is the bump. what? i'll explain coming up in sports, promise. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, at sandy hook elementary. those who died were remembed today. a dozen people ed in the cold for t >>> it's been two weeks since 26 lives why taken at sandy hook elementary and those who died were remembered today. a dozen people gathered in the cold for this service. >>> if you need hope we have the story. like most of our students rising above this teenager is growing up without his parents. but wendy tokuda shows us he is getting plenty of love and guidance. >> reporter: you have to watch tony tarvaris very closely on the court to notice anything different about him. >> he is one of the top scorers in the league. he is one of the better defensive players i haved. >> reporter: he does it playing with only one hand. >> tony is one of the best basketball players i have ever coached. >> i want to show people just because they have a disability, they can do anything they further their heart to or overcome anything. >> reporter: anything like tying a shoe, lifting weights, working. doctors told him he may have be
to help recover from super storm sandy. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bull bal bubala. -- bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> super storm sandy hit new jersey heights residents hard, but its residents are still slowly picking up the pieces. the state's governor paid a visit to president obama today, asking for money to help rebuild. >> reporter: the deans are packing what they can salvage from their new jersey home. >> 20 years of collectible cinderella stuff that my husband -- sorry. my husband started collecting it for me, ever since we started dating. >> reporter: everything else is lost. their seaside heights community took a direct hit from the storm, which destroyed 80% of the town. police chief thomas boyd said, with federal help, the town will rebuild. >> seaside heights is never leaving. we're going to rebuild and we're staying. >> reporter: governor chris christie worked closely with the president. now he's going to washington to ask directly for help. >> with damage like this, stretching for miles, gover
disasters like comedians. that's why for my upcoming benefit for victims of hurricane sandy, i booked the strongest, smartest comics i could find. my comedian friends and i will raise money to rebuild homes and lives one laugh at a time. so tune in next friday for my all star comedy special. >> together we can get new yorkers back to yelling at strangers and ignoring our friends. [ music ] >> heard around the country and seen on current tv, this is "the bill press show." >> bill: you bet. 25 minutes after the hour. the supreme court, it's going to be interesting to see how we -- we know how scalia and clarence thomas and samuel alito will rule but where will john roberts come down? will he begin be the swing vote? how about anthony kennedy? i think it's only a matter of time. and the supreme courters of the marriage equality are saying by independence day july 4th, we ought to know whether or not the constitutional -- the states that have banned same-sex marriage, whether that will be ruled unconstitutional. peter, what have you got on before we go to the phones?
where public schools allow guns on campus. but in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook, the push is on to add more states to that list. arizona's attorney general wants every school principal or the designee armed. in ohio, applications for one shooting course for teachers are up 20%. arming teachers is a lot like arming airline pilots. simply knowing that someone on campus might be carrying a gun could be enough to stop the bad guys. in 1997, an armed high school vice principal in mississippi did manage to stop a 16-year-old shooter on a rampage. but there was also columbine. 15 people died and the armed security guard on campus and another one nearby could not stop it. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: some teachers in utah say they want more gun training. and organizers are already planning another class for the next holiday break. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> you didn't have any armed teachers when you grew up, did you? >> i did. i had an armed teacher, not a teacher, an officer and a drug sniffing
"response activities for hurricane sandy" and replaces it with "purposes provided herein." a minor -- small verbal change. but response activities has unlimited meaning. this change does clarify that funds may be used to cover additional recovery and related costs connected to hurricane sandy. second it adds the phrase "to make grants" to clarify that the department of h.h.s. has specific grant-making authority for renovating, repairing and rebuilding nonfederal facilities involved in n.i.h. research. for example an academic center of excellence well known for its work particularly in cancer research will have the opportunity to rebuild. i recommend the support of this amendment. senator shelby has signed off on it. i believe it is not controversial. c.b.o. says it does not adversely -- it does not score at all. and i understand that the minority staff on labor-h.h.s. has also signed off on those changes. mr. president, that amendment too will be voted on tomorrow if not accepted. tonight we're just not accepting amendments and we're not voice voting them. i also want to note that we have t
't addressed the aid for sandy. it's now been six weeks after sandy and nothing has been done on that front. >> the gears move slowly, but the aide for andy will pass. it's just a question of when they get it done. and, of course, because that involves additional spending, that factors into the debt limit in the fiscal cliff negotiations, as well. >> john, do you know what is available to the president administratively, not legislatively in terms of gun regulation? >> first of all, all the issues related to enforcement of existing laws. >> what mayor bloomberg said is it was illegal weapons at that point that he was talking about. >> 77,000 for seven lives of something. would the gun lobby argue for astringent background checks for mental illness? >> probably. it depends on how it's framed and how it's enforced. but, you know, they've taken a pretty doctrine-aire view towards opposing anything under the nose under the camel's tent. feinstein is now going to reintroduce that bill. she passed it in the clinton administration. when it expired in 2004, george w. bush was president. he was nomin
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-- smoke rings at seattle's space needle. >>pam: the aftermath of hurricane sandy is driving business in washington today. as the senate meets to talk about the storm's impact on transportation, the push for state aid continues from high-profile advocates. emily schmidt has more from washington. >> it didn't take long to see hurricane sandy's damage was bad. now--- officials are beginning to say just how bad. the numbers emerged at one capitol hill hearing after >> fema has provided over 14 million meals, over 16 million liters of water, over 1.6 million blankets, and over 100,000 tarps. >> hundreds of thousands of families have had to go from their homes. >> one subway station, south ferry, is going to cost over 500 million dollars-- nearly 600 million --to repair. >> families impacted by the storm say it's been a huge blow. >> it doesn't feel like new york, i feel like i am in a third world country right now >> so the governors of two states hard hit by sandy are taking their case to washington: new jersey governor chris christie meeting with white house and capitol hill officials t
survivors of hurricane sandy. >> cool day, great cause. nicely done. as with all magic numbers, brides and grooms like to get hitched. >> this is an easy way for the husband to remember the anniversary. an arizona couple is giving their whole wedding the theme of 12, inviting 12 guests to be there, tying the knot at 4:12. one of at least five couples getting married at the same place today. david's bridal estimates there are about 7,500 nuptials across the country today. >> seems like the end of something and the start of something new for us in our new life. >> it sounds good. it just sounds good. it's something that i think will give us luck in our life. >> the biggest wedding plans in florida where couples can get married at 12:12 p.m. for $500. it's expected to break the record for most marriages in a single day. >> and there are thousands of kids who have a special day today when they turn 12. >> i didn't know you were going there. one of those is this boy. he lives in alabama, born on december 12 at 12:12 p.m. he turned 12 today. in lieu of a cake, he's asked for krispy kreme don
off the shelves after fears of a ban on assault rifles following the sandy hook massacre. we're live at the white house with the latest details. plus this. >> reporter: i'm alina cho in times square, where just hours from now new york will host what is arguably the biggest new year's eve party in the world. number one tip. if you plan to come to times square, dress warmly. it is frigidly cold. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning. i'm suzanne malveaux sitting in for carol costello. this morning the clock ticking louder. the nation inching closer to this fiscal cliff. we could be just hours away from seeing all of our paychecks shrink. we're following all the last minute drama to avoid that, of course. brianna keilar is covering this morning's urgent talks happening in washington. christine romans is here to talk about the impact first, and alison kosik with how investors are reacting this hour. >>> first, another story. the health condition of the nation's top diplomat. this morning secretary of state hillary clinton is waking up now in a new york hospital. she is being
with hurricane sandy and the economy. but i think it's our perspective to please god not to please ourself. not living to be happy but to be holy. we have a different perspective when unfortunate things happen. they're opportunities for us to help someone. they're opportunities to grow closer to the lord. the reason people get angry, we don't get what we want. we love and we desire things we want. but if all we want is to please god and praise god, things happen in our life, how do i respond to this and draw closer to you? >> it's a different world, as well. i want to ask you, archbishop. it's the year that the pope joined twitter. social media, impacting, i think the role of faith in our lives. you were in rome when this happened. >> i was there. i saw him do it. and the role of social media is so important. for example, in the archdiocese of baltimore, we're using the social media to reach out to the folks in newtown. having everybody in the archdiocese to offer prayers. they're coming in through our social media. and we're communicating that up to the folks in newtown. just as a way --
're facing opposition from the national rifle association. since the massacre is sandy hook elementary school in new town, connecticut senate term dianne feinstein has been promising to push for a renewal of legislation banning certain weapons. other senators have voiced their support for such legislation. but then in are a ceo wayne lapieree is dismissing any bans on assault weapons and made clear yesterday that it was highly unlikely that the nra would support any new gun regulations. >> we will be right back. >> a break tone from some in congress sunday on reaching a deal with the white house to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama and congress are on christmas vacation. it will be thursday before talks will resume to try to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts from taking effect january 1st. andrew spencer has the latest. >> this is the first time that i feel that it is more likely that will go over the cliff that not. if we allow this to happen it will be the most colossal consequence so act congressionally. this will be very irresponsible. >> president obama stated that he w
a stand against gun violence. >> demon straighters held signs for those 26 lost at the sandy hook elementary school she is pushing for stricter gun laws. >> i can't even tell you the number of deaths that are caused by guns that were bought by not having a simplele background check and the background system check needs to be reworked in some way. >> many people are also pushing for a ban on assault rifles. saying those type should be left for the military and not in the hands of civilians. >> they picked outside a sporting good store. it opened a short time and was forced to close because of the protest. people held up signs that said no guns here and protect your children >>> they are taking part in a holiday tradition right now. they are preparing thousands of meals for people who are unable to leave their homes for the holidays. >> for many seniors who live alone. a visit by a volunteer is the only contact they will have on christmas. >> they will be delivered on christmas morning. >> they are asking for holiday donations. they are holding curb side drop off through monday. the
. >> genetics and 20 the investigation is the sandy hook elementary school shooting massacre. >> the state medical examiner would do a complete analysis of government-that the gunman as dna. they're not looking for anything specific in the analysis and it is on likely they will find genetic clue into lanes as motive behind the shooting. >> genetics said they're genetic component to mental illness but there are many genes involved, not just a single gene or mutation. results of the dna analysis are not expected for several weeks. >> here is a live look outside at this and tell bridge coming up on kron 4 morning news a new addition to the oakland police department to help reduce crime and we will tell you governor brown is appointed to bay area superior court next. welcome back. the timing is 4:30. . we're taking a look from mount tam. >> we could possibly see a storm bring rain. erica has the latest on our forecast. the models or potentially making a change on that. >> good morning anny. would this still see light rain for sonoma county. potentially the coastline as well. it is certainly po
of the november jobs report and what impacts superstorm sandy and those fiscal fears may have had on hiring. meanwhile, the national retail federation is asking congress to step in and stop striking clerical workers who shut down 10 of 14 terminals at two california ports. the group estimates the now week-long strike is costing $1 billion a day. >>> edward glen hayden, managing director and head of global interest rates at morgan stanley, pictured here during his days at goldman sachs is being investigated by commodities and futures regulators. according to "the new york times," the question is whether hayden's trading manipulated the price of treasury futures while he was back at goldman in 2008. >>> news corp. announced the ceo of its uk newspaper operations who took the reins in july of last year is stepping down. >>> swiss banking giant ubs is reportedly close to reaching a $450 million settlement with u.s. and british authorities over an interest rate-rigging scandal that rocked the banking world this year. and on the deal front, delta airlines is said to be in talks for a 49% stake in
his own people and governor chris christie asking the feds to pay 100% for the damage left by sandy. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. we begin this morning in washington where the halls of congress are a little quieter now that house members have gone home for the weekend. the break comes with 26 days to go until the fiscal cliff deadline and after president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke again by phone but failed to reach a deal. boehner says revenues can be on the table just not in the form of tax hikes on the rich. treasury secretary timothy geithner says that just won't work. >> there's no point to an agreement that involve the rates going up on the top 2% of the wealthy. it's only 2%. >> geithner went on to say that he's fully prepared. the obama administration is fully prepared to go off that fiscal cliff if republicans don't agree to tax hikes on the wealthiest americans. let's bring in congressional correspondent kate bolduan. the white house won't budge on taxes. the republican led house takes a br
of the hour, and also, this story. a brave young boy who lost his home and his school in hurricane sandy. well, he is now talking about coping with life. >> when something brings you down, you got to get up. >> you okay, buddy? >>> one family is doing more than a lot after the tragedy that destroyed tens of thousands of homes on the east coast. [ wh] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. [ woman ] ♪ what i want this season ♪ if you'd like to try and guess ♪ ♪ it is something very special ♪ i would readily confess [ dogs barking ] ♪ 'cause all i want this season ♪ ♪ is something from your heart ♪ la da da, la da da [ male announcer ] thinking of others this holiday season, travelers. anne's tablet called my phone. anne's tablet was chatting with a tablet in sydney... a desktop in zurich... and a telepresence room in brazil. the secure cloud helped us get some numbers from my assistant's pc in new yor
in november. superstorm sandy may be part of the reason job creation slowed. but worry over the fiscal cliff may have also had an immaterial pact. some economists believe that 200,000 fewer jobs thhave been created this year, due to uncertainty about the fiscal cliff. >> it's very important we get it done now. >> reporter: republicans and democrats are talking again. but still, no breakthrough. the parties are locked in a stalemate. president obama is demanding that higher tax rates for the wealthy and a permanent extension of the debt ceiling, the government's ability to borrow money, be part of the deal. >> he's assuming unprecedented power to spend taxpayer dollars out any limit at all. >> reporter: republicans who say they're open to raising tax revenue say they will only do so in exchange for deep spending cuts. if washington can't strike a deal, one casualty will be compensation for the long-term unemployed. that means people like linda vega, are worried. >> christmas and things of that nature are probably off the table. >> reporter: aides to president obama and speaker boehner met yes
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, connecticut, where the community is still reeling after a shooter blasted his way into sandy hook elementary school and systematically gunned down 20 children and six adults, people are asking is this what we want to do now, put armed guards in every school? here's a sample of opinion in newtown. >> i'm very torn at this point. i'm not happy with the nra. i am not happy with the nra, and i am a gun owner myself. there's just no reason for automatic weapons out there in the public. and clips that discharge so many rounds of ammunition. >> i have many guns. but i don't have a third round clip in a semiautomatic weapon. we have a tragedy here, and we have to address it. they're not addressing it. that's what i tell them. you're not addressing the situation here. >> reporter: but in los angeles at a gun range, we got a different take. >> the only way to fight fire is with fire. so if you've got somebody that's armed and you're not, you're part of the problem. you're not part of the solution. >> and so, a range of opinions, everyone has a different view on this, and the debate is on. >> and a lot
fight in washington is gun control. with the final three victims from sandy hook elementary school buried today, the national rifle association has come out to say that the real problem isn't guns but instead violent video games, so, we wanted to know, is there really a connection between virtual violence and real-world violence? abc's neal karlinsky got some answers. >> reporter: thomas pantig and stephan lloyd are typical of many in their generation. good jobs by day, obsessed with a violent, so-called first person shooter called call of duty when they get home. but is this just good fun, or is an entire generation being trained and desensitized to the act of shooting people? >> some people just go crazy. >> reporter: dr. chris ferguson has conducted a series of multiyear studies of 11-year-old to 18-year-olds to find out what violent games do to them. >> there is no evidence that suggest that exposure to violent video game is associated with violent criminal behavior. >> reporter: but dr. victor strasburger says today's video games are more real, more intense than anything that'
songs. sandy hook survivors will return to school in january, but at a different school.crews crews are decorating their classrooms to look like their old school. >>> the president called on congress to work on an assault weapons ban. he plans to released new policy proposals to reduce gun violence. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we president cay steadily steadily -- does president mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> they will give the recommendation in january. >> the mourners received support from a sikh congress tbraw gages in -- congregation in fairfield. after a vigil thisy discussed issues such as guns and mental health. they also invited people of all religions to join them and further the conversation. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school shooting tragedy in newtown, connecticut. we will sign up for the breaking news alert on abc7 >>> a lawsuit has been filed by one of the hewlet packard's shareholders. last month hp wrote
at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown. the president said he was skeptical about an nra proposal to put an armed guard in every school. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in a houston hospital this morning, but mr. bush was moved back to a regular room on saturday, out of the intensive care unit. he'd spent a week there being treated for a persistent fever. a spokesman says he continues to improve. >>> federal officials are investigating a tour bus crash in eastern oregon that killed at least nine people. the bus driver apparently lost control on an icy road yesterday. the investigators say the bus driver swerved, hit the guardrail, flipped, falling down some 100 feet of a steep embankment. the bus driver survived. more than 20 were injured. the bus was headed from las vegas to vancouver. >>> russian investigators are investigating a flight recorder of a russian jet trying to land in moscow. the only people onboard saturday's crew, five were killed. barry petersen reports. >> reporter: the footage from a passing driver shows debris exploding across the moscow highway a
warnings. it is a policy that is a result of hurricane sandy. based on their new guidelines, that will not be the story. a lot to read. >> thank you. uys. missed you gys glad to have you back. the ravens are coming to town on sunday. stoppings safety said rg iii from running is like .elling superman not to fly robert griffin iii has hit new heights today. britt mchenry has the latest at redskins park. it was not your typical day .t the park three was honored for breaking a record. >> it is awesome. everyone wants to be in the hall of fame. cleats, they my .re dirty >> he credited his teammates and 3-game winningir streak. the guys are getting better and the coaches are getting better. seeing what defenses are doing to us. the redskins defense had one of their best outings against new york. nobody said that it would be easy. we believe in each other. the redskins defense suffered .nother setback this week they lost cedric griffin after the league's drug policy. he made about to step up here .nd >> but you know, we will keep moving. britt mchenry, abc seven sports. rg iii got
. as three more students and a teacher who all died in the massacre at sandy hook elementary. were laid to rest. one of those victims. 27-year- old victoria soto. died while shielding children from the gunfire. her family says, she was committed to her students. earlier tonight. members of several nearby communities gathered at western connecticut state university in danbury. for the "tribute to new town". a special event of support for the grieving town. in his initial remarks about the shooting which took the lives of 20-school children. president obama promised meaningful action to prevent gun violence. today. he took the first step toward that goal. grant lodes is standing by with more on that. grant ? return to index of stories... president obama talking tough this morning.about the need to reduce gun voilence.especially mass shootings like the one we just saw. and today we learned vice president joe biden will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president. issues likey to be at the forefront.military-style assault weapons, high capacity
may be gearing up for a new battle with congress this time over sandy relief money. the president asked congress to approve more than $60 billion for the hardest hit states, but a democratic aide tells nbc news they expect a fight with some republicans who may demand offsets to cover the funds. >>> to our political war room now. south carolina republican senator jim demint stealing the spotlight this week with his sudden resignation, sparking a lot of speculation about who might replace him. so who will it be and what will demin's departure mean for the gop? and it might not be the only shake-up within the republican party as rnc chairman reis up f e election as well. alex fini and caton dawson, as well. former chairman of the south carolina republican party, former adviser to the rick perry campaign. good to have you both on this saturday afternoon. before we get to the discussion, let me go ahead and address the big elephant in the room, kate dawson. you told reporters at the hill that you would be open to filling the seat that's being left vacant by senator jim demint. has the
in discussing the recent super storm sandy. it's devastation has greatly impacted my district and other districts. in examination of the reliability in the wake of sandy is a portrait mike democratic colleagues sent a letter requesting a hearing following the storm. it seems communication services failed to perform as needed during and after the storm. power outages and bloods disrupted many types of communications, including wireless, tv, phone and internet. the storm knocked out a quarter of the cell towers in an area spreading across 10 states, leaving millions of cell phone users unable to make calls. i have three questions i wanted to ask chairman genachowski. what are you doing to ensure the reliability of the communication networks during and after national -- natural disasters? what steps are under way to identify best practices necessary to address the vulnerabilities in our communications infrastructure? >> let me try to cover a little ground. the devastation in new jersey was a tremendous beijing was tremendous -- was tremendous. our 24/7 operation center played in this disas
on sandy are rushing to rebuild their boardwalk in time for next summer. they are in a race to finish by the end of may to retain tourist money they will need next year. seaside heights, new jersey gets about 75% of its budget for tourism. sounds like bellmawr, new jersey in spending around $2 million to rebuild its boardwalk. new york mayor michael bloomberg said no new wooden or what should be built. as he favors concrete bring more adorable. >> first a live look outside on your monday morning from the golden gate bridge. you can see we do not have fog on this monday morning. the weekend brought us lots of sunshine that weather will continue mostly sunny skies today. similar high as compared to yesterday's few degrees warmer especially in the south bay. we are tracking storms that could impact us tuesday night may be the middle of the week. erica will have more details on your forecast. when we come back will take a look at your top headlines. stick around. welcome back. happy monday. the time is 4:29 we see the light on the building as we take a look at san francisco. erica will le
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